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History of Boston Parks


The history of public parks in Boston reflects the growth and change in the city and its residents. This field course examines the development of Boston parks from Colonial commons to present-day public spaces. Students will study the parks themselves; five classes will be field lectures. In addition, the class will visit a local archive. The field trips are on Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 20 and April 10, 24. In case of inclement weather, the field trips will be held at 4pm on Friday of the same week. The course will cover the role of park designers and others who have influenced the evolution of parks and public landscape design in the city. A class journal, plus one short research exercise and one long research paper are required.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills MArch: HT Elective
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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